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Counseling Center



Welcome, NDSU students! We are happy you have chosen to take a step toward your emotional health and well-being. 

The NDSU Counseling Center provides a confidential setting in which students may explore concerns of a personal or academic nature; makes referrals; and serves as consultants for faculty and staff. Students in counseling can explore a variety of concerns which may prevent them from functioning at their optimum levels.



We are sensitive to the needs of students of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnic groups, ages, and ability, and are LGBTQIA affirming.

Please see our Mission Statement page for our commitment to anti-racism. 


New Temporary Location!

The NDSU Counseling Center is pleased to announce that it has temporarily relocated to the Stop and Go Center (1919 North University Drive) while its current location in Ceres Hall is remodeled to better serve our students.  

Center services will remain the same, the only thing changing is our location for the year. Tentative plans are for the Center to return to a newly remodeled, modern office complex in May 2023. 

Counseling Center services are available free of charge to all NDSU students and the Center is open year-round.  Academic year hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday and summer hours are 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.  The Center’s telephone number is (701) 231-7671.  Free two-hour parking will be available for students using the Center during this relocation period.  Students can also take bus 34, with routes every 20 minutes, to the Stop and Go Center.

Scheduling An Appointment

  • Individual and Group Counseling for NDSU students, free of charge.
  • Location: 1919 University Drive North (Stop and Go Center)
  • Phone number: 701-231-7671.  
  • Hours during the school Year: M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Hours during summer and school breaks: M-F 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please call us at 701-231-7671 to be scheduled for either a return appointment or an initial assessment. Alternatively, you can come in person to our office at 1919 University Drive North to schedule an appointment.

>> If you are a student in crisis, please call the Center at (701) 231-7671 and we will have someone speak with you as soon as possible for a crisis appointment.  If help is needed outside of normal business hours, as always you can call the Center at 701-231-7671, and FirstLink (the FM area 24-hour hotline) will answer the call and help deal with the situation.

>> If you are concerned about someone else and would like to consult about how best to help this person, call the Center (701-231-7671) and one of the staff members will discuss your concerns with you over the phone. For more crises/emergency information see our crisis intervention page: Crisis Intervention.

Please take care of yourself and others by following the North Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 guidlines.

Group/Workshop/Event Announcements

Spring 2023 group, workshop and event announcements!
NEW--Relaxation/Reflection Room!

The Counseling Center, through a generous grant from the NDSU Student Government, is pleased to announce the opening of a brand-new Relaxation/Reflection Room.  The Relaxation/Reflection Room is free to use and open to all registered NDSU students (you do not need to be a client of the Center to use the Room). 

Students can reserve the room for 45-minute sessions by calling the Center at 231-7671.  Students may use the room individually or with others (a maximum of three students will be allowed in the room at a time and one reservation per student will be allowed per week).

The room is designed to allow students to decompress in a massage chair or oversized bean bag, while listening to relaxing music and watching relaxing videos in a softly lit room.  Sensory items like kinetic sand, a Zen Garden, fidget toys, and a water feature are on hand to enrich the experience of the room. Students can stretch out on a yoga mat, experience a weighted blanket, turn on the happy light, or listen to a meditation.  A variety of self-care games, journals, brain teasers, and mindfulness/relaxation related color books are also available.

The Relaxation/Reflection officially opens for student use on Monday, August 22.  The Room will be open Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Counseling Center is located at the Stop and Go Center (1919 University Drive N., Suite 1). 

Groups and Workshops

Spring 2023 Groups and Workshops!
Please see our Groups, Workshops & Classes Page for details; dates and times 

  • New to NDSU Support Group
  • Health Concerns Support Group
  • Diversity, Solidarity and Empowerment Group
  • Men's Mental Health Support Group
  • Art In Therapy Group
  • "Pawsitive" Relaxation With The Therapy Dogs
  • SSG (Survivor's Support Group)
  • Mental Health First Aid Training 

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NDSU Counseling Center Video--"You Are Not Alone"

Check Out These External Links...


 FirstLink Database of Community Resources

APA Help Center American Psychological Association's Public Information help center.

North Dakota Department of Health Suicide Prevention Web Site Designed specifically for information about suicide prevention and other issues associated with suicide.

Virtual Pamphlet CollectionStudent Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection.

Atlas of Emotions The Atlas of Emotions is a tool to help people better understand what emotions are, how they are triggered and what their effects are, and how to become aware of emotions before acting on them.


 A site that offers mental health information especially for college students, including:

  • A self-screening program for you to take if you are concerned about your own emotions or those of a friend
  • A program that will answer your questions about mental health issues
  • A vast mental health resource library

In addition, check out Ulifeline's new partnership site with mtvU, Half of Usand their web site dedicated to helping students navigate their transition to college, Set to Go

Email Disclaimer

We discourage people from contacting us via e-mail regarding personal problems. The nature of e-mail is such that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of your correspondence, nor do we find e-mail communications as useful as in-depth, face-to-face contact. Moreover, we cannot guarantee that we will read e-mail right away or respond in a timely fashion.

Contact Information

North Dakota State University Counseling Center
Location: 1919 University Drive North (Stop and Go Center)
Mailing Address: NDSU Dept. 2841, P.O. Box 6050 Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: (701) 231-7671
ND Relay: (800) 366-6888
Fax: (701) 231-6318
For emergency/crisis contact information, please see our Crisis Intervention Page

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North Dakota State University
Counseling Center
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7671
Campus address: Ceres Hall 212
Physical/delivery address: 212 Ceres Hall, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2841 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
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